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About Parks For All

A Coalition of New Orleans Citizens, Building a Great Park City

OUR MISSION: Parks For All is dedicated to the creation, maintenance and beautification of public parks, playgrounds & green space throughout New Orleans.

 
OUR VISION: All New Orleanians enjoy access to a walkable network of well-maintained parks and open green space including water-smart parks, playgrounds, levees, neighborhood green spaces and neutral grounds that afford communion with nature, connection with community, and beautiful places for exercise and leisurely retreat.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

  • Parks and open space are critical to ensuring health, safety, and a strong community.
  • Parks engender economic and environmental benefits and provide places for cultural enrichment and amusement.
  • Well-designed, well-maintained parks and open space should be readily accessible to all New Orleanians.
  • The protection of public ownership of parks and open space is essential.
  • Parks are a vital public service and as such should be primarily funded by dedicated public dollars.

 

STRATEGIES

 

BEST PRACTICES

To advocate for optimal management of public spaces and respect for their historic design legacy as they affect preservation, maintenance, environmental sustainability, stormwater management, public health, non-motorized transit, public safety, and access to recreation facilities.

 

EQUITY

To promote equitable allocation of open space and financial resources, thereby meeting the needs of all community residents, regardless of age, cultural background, location, or economic status. 

 
ASSET PROTECTION

To ensure that there is no loss of existing green space for public use.

 
VALUE PROPOSITION

To communicate the vital connections between parks, recreation, health, and economic development.

 
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION 

To partner with all constituencies whose missions align with Parks For All’s and to provide technical expertise in support of individuals working to build and maintain their neighborhood parks.

 
DATA DRIVEN ANALYSIS 

To be a data-driven resource that provides informed input and expert guidance in helping New Orleans become a great park city.

  

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS 

To raise awareness of the history and design of our parks, thereby providing an educational context to facilitate informed decisions.

 

PUBLIC FUNDING 

To advocate for adequate public funding of parks and open spaces to ensure the creation of new parks and high-quality maintenance of existing parks.

 
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

To foster active civic engagement in shaping public agendas and policies related to open space and recreation.

Our Board

Editha Amacker 

Foster Duncan 

Shaun Duncan 

Keith Hardie 

Scott Howard 

Jeff Katz 

Lex Kelso 

Annie LaRock 

Joshua Lichtman 

Adam Mejerson 

Stephen Mosgrove 

Robbie Robertson 

Jeffrey Schwartz 

Sandra Stokes 

Jeff Thomas 

Robert Thompson 

Sophie Harris Vorhoff 

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